Kelly Clarkson Takes CMT Music Awards By Storm With Fiery ‘American Woman’

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If you’ve watched television lately, it’s likely that you’ve seen a preview for a new Paramount Network show called “American Woman.” The show stars Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, and Cheyenne Jackson as 1970s women who are re-discovering their independence.

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If you listen closely, you might hear a familiar voice singing the show’s theme song. That voice is none other than Kelly Clarkson! We found this out when she posted a clip of her recording the song on her Instagram.

The song “American Woman” was first released by Canadian rock band The Guess Who in 1969, and it reached number one on the Billboard charts. Decades later, the song’s popularity sky-rocketed again thanks to a 1999 cover by rocker Lenny Kravitz, which actually won him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Performance.

Clarkson’s version is a lot more soulful than the rock versions we are used to, and we aren’t complaining one bit! She showcases her incredibly powerful vocals every chance she gets, and her live performance at the CMT Music Awards was no different.

Joined by a full choir, Clarkson delivered a fiery rendition of the rock hit, prompting the audience to immediately jump on their feet and clap along.

Watch her performance at the awards show below.

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